Center for Public Monitoring operates in Sverdlovsk region

10 September 2017

On September 7, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova introduced to journalists the Center for Public Monitoring, which for the first time operates on the site of the Situation and Crisis Center of the Ministry of Public Security in the city of Yekaterinburg.

Tatiana Merzlyakova considers the media as one of the expert channels for the elections evaluation.

On September 10, journalists can communicate with volunteer observers, who on-line watch what is happening in the polling stations in Yekaterinburg at the situation and crisis center. It is possible to switch on cameras from one or another poll of the election commission in Nizhny Tagil, Kamensk-Uralsky, Pervouralsk.

On the big screen, an "interactive map of violations" is broadcasting to the Public Observation Center in real time.

The mobile legal group, which includes members of the Center for Public Monitoring and Electoral Commission, is ready to leave for any precinct election commission.

In the cars on duty there are places for journalists, so that they can leave for together with the mobile legal group.

Along with the Center for Public Monitoring, which was created for the first time, the «Hot Line» of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sverdlovsk Region is operating as usual. Its task is to ensure and protect the electoral rights of citizens, transparency of elections.

As practice has shown, the Hotlines allow to quickly resolve many specific questions of voters, to prevent possible violations of electoral rights. Voters also receive consultations on issues related to holding elections in the Sverdlovsk region.

To get acquainted with the work of the Center for Public Monitoring, one of the candidates for the governors of the Sverdlovsk region arrived today. He noted the scale of the work, thanked Tatiana Merzlyakova for doing everything possible to ensure that the vote was as fair as possible, and the legitimacy of the elected government was not questioned.

Adapted from the press service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sverdlovsk Region

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